The Internet is Awesome

Old Smiles

The internet is awesome, and complicated, and challenging, with opportunities, and pitfalls, and strange electronic vistas. It’s a global marketplace, a social stew pot, and a den of iniquity. It’s a place to find art, and make art, a place to better understand our neighbors, to find answers to quirky pub questions, and research questions about the greater universe itself.

The internet is awesome, and I love being a part of it as a software engineer, building various pieces of it since my teens. Over the years I’ve had the great pleasure of working on many aspects of the web, such as big data and analysis, front end development with complex JavaScript enabled interfaces, api development, content management system build outs, mobile web development, and more. I’ve worked in multiple languages and databases, including PHP, Java, Scala, JavaScript, NodeJS, MySQL, MongoDB, and Postgres and have at least a passing familiarity with many more languages, not to mention the certainty that there’s not a language in common use that I can’t learn quickly and easily.

I love what I do for a living. I love the people I get the opportunity to work with. I love making the crazy beast that is the internet a better beast to work with, both on the back end, as a programmer, and on the front end, as a user.

The internet is awesome.

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